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The force behind it:Members of Praja, an online community that was instrumental in conceptualising Bus Day, at the annual Bus Day celebrations in Bangalore on Wednesday.
Bangalore: The Government will introduce Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation's (BMTC) Bus Day concept in Mysore also.
“We will implement it in Mysore and Hubli-Dharwad and extend it in other parts of the State to reduce pollution and promote public transport,” Transport Minister R Ashok said here on Wednesday.
Speaking at the first anniversary of Bus Day, he said the concept had been well received by people from all strata of society. “We also plan to have Bus Weeks in Bangalore.”
The State Government is committed to reducing air pollution and is seriously contemplating introducing compressed natural gas (CNG) as transportation fuel. “This will help reduce pollution by 60 per cent,” he said.
The BMTC will start hybrid electric bus services in the city. “We ill initially use them as feeder services for the metro rail,” he said.
Transport Secretary M.K. Shankarlinge Gowda said the Government had initiated talks with manufacturers. “We have told them that BMTC will be their first customer when they are ready,” he said. Environmentalist and former forest secretary A .N. Yellappa Reddy said increasing pollution levels were affecting the health of citizens, especially children.
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